Kyle Ringo, Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado's Dan Hawkins decided to close practices to the public because he said too much detailed information about schemes, players' roles and injuries was being published in blogs, on message boards and in the mainstream media through the first 10 days of practice.
Brain Morelli, Iowa City Press-Citizen: A law firm representing the University of Iowa claims the recently opened Hawkeye Hideaway Pub and Grill in Iowa City violates the school's trademark rights and has demanded the owner cease using the "Hawkeye" name and the black and gold color combination in its logo.
Ron Higgins, Commercial Appeal: For the second year in a row, the Liberty Bowl will be played on Jan. 2. The game will match the Conference USA champion against a Southeastern Conference representative for the fourth consecutive year.
Eric Lacy, Detroit News: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio hints that his team could be running the option in select situations this fall.
Huskers Gameday: Mack Brown and Texas president William Powers Jr. should work for AIG. Thanks to Jeffrey.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: You can’t blame Texas for seething over the 2008 tiebreaker that decided the Big 12 South. Everything was square and fair, but that doesn’t mean the Longhorns have to like it.
Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: The question asked of Notre Dame players: If you could be someone else, who would you be?
Dave Hooker, Knoxville News-Sentinel: Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said he has not met with his replacement, Lane Kiffin. "We've missed each other," Fulmer said.
Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star: A $55 million upgrade to Indiana's Memorial Stadium is nearly finished.
Eleven Warriors: A night inside the Big Ten Network studio.
Jonathan Kealing, Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas offensive lineman Ben Lueken, who was struck by a vehicle Sunday morning, was released from a hospital.
Jenna Skoller, Michigan Daily: Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum was sentenced to 12 months probation after pleading guilty to a charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.